Daily Pucking Grind. Draft Countdown. June 21st.

Today’s music choice is Tenth Avenue Freeze Out by Bruce Springsteen as I’m going to spend this week bringing you some of the more memorable songs with Clarence Clemmons and his saxophone.

The countdown to the draft begins this week, with the festivities beginning Friday at 6:00 P.M..  As you know the Florida Panthers have the third overall pick for the second consecutive year and we here at the Rat Trick have been providing daily observations of potential choices.  As you know in our FanSided Mock Draft, we chose Ryan Nugent-Hopkins as our pick.  However it’s looking more and more like RNH is going to Edmonton.  Time will tell.

Also, we here in Florida are nervously waiting the signing of last year’s third overall pick, Erik Gudbranson. I haven’t read or seen very much, which makes me nervous.  I want this kid signed, sealed and delivered for the opening of this season.  My personal opinion is that this kid has nothing left to prove in juniors and belongs on this roster.  This is one players future that we can’t screw up.

Your links after the jump:

Check out daily the TSN DraftCentre page.

Mike Yeo is the new head coach for the Minnesoat Wild, the teams third coach in it’s history.  TSN.ca.

Puck Daddy talks free agent tension as July 1st approaches.

Is Jaromir Jagr coming back to the NHL?  NHL.com.

The Canucks think they have enough to challenge again next year and won’t be making many changes.  Really? Globe and Mail.

This is not good news about Tomas Vokoun if your a Florida Panther fan.  Pro Hockey Talk.

Second City Hockey writes the Eulogy for the Vancouver Canucks.

Finally, NPR’s story on The Big Man, Clarence Clemmons.  Rest in peace Clarence.  Your sound will live on forever.

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